After only a week of school, staff and students of MSS have already begun making positive changes in the community and becoming better leaders.
On September 15, the staff and students of MSS wore pink to stop bullying. This tradition was started in 2007 by two students and their friends who witnessed a student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. The group of students wore pink to school the next day and stood up for the boy who had been teased. Now every year, students and staff wear pink to support the No Bullying campaign.
Also on September 15, Chris Vollum spoke to the students and staff of MSS about how social media can be used in a positive way. Vollum showed the audience how they can use their Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, and even Pinterest to reach out to future employers, explore educational opportunities, and pursue personal passions. Using a Circle of Life parody, Vollum showed how the world uses social media today. Then he showed the audience what different aspects of a person’s social media can affect their career, education and personal life. Students and staff were told stories about people who faced severe consequences from posting a tweet on Twitter or a picture on Facebook.
Audrey Sampson, a Grade 11 student, said, “The presentation inspired me to make a Twitter page that can help my future. It really made me think about what I post online. It helped me realize that I don’t want what I post online to affect my future negatively.”
Ms. McCann has another Europe trip planned to take place over the March Break of 2018. Anyone who goes on the trip will get to travel to
Spain and see Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Costa del Sol, Seville, Cordoba, Madrid, and get to experience the culture. The group will be doing a City Challenge scavenger hunt in Granada, getting to experience the city through the eyes of a local while seeing many amazing sites. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and any students interested may see Ms. McCann.
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the SHARE/Go Green, Three Fires Confederacy, and other student leaders participated in the Sacred Circle program facilitated by Me to We. The program aims to build community, develop leadership skills, and empower students to make a contribution to the local and global community. Stay tuned as the group takes steps to put their plans into action.
Students are looking forward to the many athletics, community events, and school group activities planned for the year. ‘Til next time, stay golden, Mustangs.